Michael Breece was introduced to international education and AISA as a 19-year-old student at the College of New Jersey where he earned a BA in Elementary Education. He was offered the opportunity to do his student teaching abroad and found himself headed to The Gambia. After spending two months at the Banjul American Embassy School, he fell in love with being a part of a small international school in Africa and upon graduation, returned and taught for three years.
Michael later moved to Asmara International Community School in Eritrea, where he spent four years, beginning as a teacher and then moving into administration after earning an MA in Educational Leadership. Following this, he joined schools in Abu Dhabi and Jakarta, however yearned to return to Africa, which led him to his current position as the Director of the American School of Douala (ASD) in Cameroon. Michael is in his 5th year at ASD and is joined by his wife and two daughters.
Michael thrives on the unique challenges of small schools in developing countries, as well as the benefits, such as a close-knit community and the capacity to be agile, as we navigate a world of increasing uncertainty and rapid change. Michael sits on the AISA Board Finance Committee.
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